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spending cuts, cuts he fears will wreck the u.s. economic recovery. basically he wants lawmakers to kick the can down the road one more time. let's go to our white house correspondent dan lothian. dan is joining us. dan, the president made a little bit of a surprise appearance over in the white house briefing room. >> reporter: that's right. very surprising because the president in the past has criticized these short-term deals saying that this is not what the american people sent their elected officials to washington to do. you have this march 1st deadline quickly approaching. while congress is trying to work on a bigger budget, 1 pine point $2 trillion package, the president says they need more time in order to continue tipping away at the problem. the big concern is that everyone believes that the economy is moving in the right direction. the president is pointing to auto sales, the housing, to manufacturing. and so there's this worry that if this see quester happens, if these deep cuts happen then it could be a major set back for the u.s. economy. the president is saying the threat a
will join us later on "starting point." >>> let's get started here. a 5-year-old boy held captive for six days in an underground bunker in alabama is back in the arms of his farmly this morning. we are so happy to report that. we're told that hes thrilled to be reunited with his favorite toy which is a dinosaur. little ethan's kidnaper is dead, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes killed yesterday in the fbi raid that freed that little boy. victor blackwell, live from midland city, alabama this morning. i know you're very excited to be sharing this information, victor. what do we know about the raid and why law enforcement actually decided to go in? >> good morning, zoraida. two reasons primarily. the first is because authorities say they observed jimmy lee dykes with a gun and the second reason is because in the day leading up to that raid, the communications with dykes had broken down. so they realized they could not wait any longer to go in and rescue ethan. ethan is safe. this is a photograph of the 5-year-old being taken into a hospital after nearly a week being held in an underground bunker
. >> can tell us about the procedures that you guys undertook to go in and remove the child? >> at this time we don't want to -- everything's being looked at and being reviewed. it's all still part of the investigation. and we can't answer a lot of questions like that one. >> did the mother have contact with the child at all? >> yes, ma'am, the mother is in contact with her child. >> during the time he was underground? >> she's in contact with the child and the child's doing good. >> were you able to get anything on what the story was that mr. dykes wanted to tell? >> right now we're still gathering facts in the investigation, we're going to keep that stuff. >> nba -- [ inaudible question ] . >> there's still an ongoing investigation. we can only answer certain questions. >> can you talk about the circumstances under which mr. dykes was killed? >> all that is still part of an ongoing investigation. we can't really -- >> was the boy threatened at all when you entered? >> yes, we had reason to believe when we went in to save the child. >> how did you know that he had a weapon?
use, liver disease and before you reduce or stop cymbalta. dizziness or fainting may occur upon standing. take the next step. talk to your doctor. cymbalta can help. >>> i'm ashley banfield and we're tracking breaking news. we start in wilmington, delaware. a shooting at a courthouse. this is the scene currently as we look at it. there are two women who have been killed and the alleged gunman also killed in a shoot-out with officers there. two officers also hurt in this incident. the details of who the alleged gunman is and why he may have opened fire still not known to us. but we're following this very carefully, two capital police officers they're called there in delaware. delaware capital police officers injured. and we're watching to see the significance of their injuries, as well. we'll update you as we got more information. but there you have it, three dead in a courthouse shooting there. >>> and now to a shocker out of vatican city. pope benedict xvi stepping down. he'll retire at the end of the month in order to late younger man take over as pope. here is part of the res
opened fire still not known to us. but we're following this very carefully, two capital police officers they're called there in delaware. delaware capital police officers injured. and we're watching to see the significance of their injuries, as well. we'll update you as we got more information. but there you have it, three dead in a courthouse shooting there. >>> and now to a shocker out of vatican city. pope benedict xvi stepping down. he'll retire at the end of the month in order to late younger man take over as pope. here is part of the resignation letter. i have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to be adequate exercise of the petri there. e ministry. i thank you most sincerely for all of the love and work with which you have supported me in my ministry and i ask pardon for all my defects. here is reaction from the archbishop of new york, high he ranking catholic in the united states. >> my appreciation for him which was already high is enhanced a bit because with this sense of realism that he has such an esteem for the off
and finally found it. >> gave us the pride back. believe me, the ravens gave it to us. >> i love having everybody at my place for the parties. i love seeing the hope and pride in everybody, everybody wearing the purple and the team backs the fans, too and that's the wonderful thing about the ravens. they are as much into the fans as we are into them. >> reporter: and before the hangovers faded city crews were busy today erecting barriers for the very large crowd expected to fill downtown streets for a parade to welcome the team home. that will start at city hall at 10:30 in the morning and end with a free celebration inside m&t bank stadium beginning at 12:30. last night's revelers were described as mostly behaving themselves by baltimore city police, though one 7-eleven store was looted and a number of vehicles damaged including at least one tv news truck. police blocked traffic on the jones falls expressway from entering downtown after the victory to prevent larger crowds from gathering. >> something that i just can't believe. >> reporter: but there's still plenty of enthusiasm left
will remember super bowl xlvii for the team's kind of nail biting victory. 34-31. most of us will remember it was the night that went out in new orleans. a power outage in new orleans stopped the game for 34 minutes it may have prevented a interest bowl blowout. we are joined by rachel in new orleans. >> good morning, soledad. no question, this was a huge embarrassment. i spoke to a superdome official last night, they had gone through a whole week with the stadium and city showing they could host an event of this magnitude. it not a gradient issue. this was about a piece of electronic equipment that monitors the electricity coming into the stadium. officials called it an "ab normality." really, it's just like in your house, when you have to go down to the basement and flip the switch again, that's what happened with the officials. they had to flip everything back open. lights slowly came back on. 34 minutes. a big delay for the ravens especially. right before, a kickoff return for the touchdown. right before that, the halftime show. and their offense hadn't been on the field for more than
is allowed and what is not allowed which didn't used to be the case before. now before every exam every assignment the teachers try to be more explicit what is allowed and what is not. >> reporter: so ashleigh, she's explaining the changes that have happened at harvard since this all went down, that now teachers are being very clear on bhas collaboration, what's allowed and what's not allowed. harvard saying look, it took five months to review this to make sure it's been fair to all of the students, but there's been a lot of criticism of how this was handled by the university. some saying the penalty is too harsh and instructions weren't clear, ashleigh. >> all right. poppy harlow live for us as the bells toll as harvard. thank you. we are flat out of time. michael holmes will take the helm with newsroom international. >>> my thanks to you. in new orleans, it is making news as the game itself, we are talking about that blackout that happened at the super bowl, you remember early in the game's third quarter, half of the superdome went dark. well, who is to blame? we have a live report co
the penalty is too harsh and instructions weren't clear, ashleigh. >> all right. poppy harlow live for us as the bells toll as harvard. thank you. we are flat out of time. michael holmes will take the helm with newsroom international. >>> my thanks to you. in new orleans, it is making news as the game itself, we are talking about that blackout that happened at the super bowl, you remember early in the game's third quarter, half of the superdome went dark. well, who is to blame? we have a live report coming up about a minute out from now. >>> also in havana, cuba, the country's general election fiddle castro, the ailing revolutionary leader hasn't made an extended public appearance since 2010. and it's pretty significant. he's getting out again since there has been so much speculation about his health, of course. no surprise here he shared a message about the revolution. we have details on that coming up as well. >>> also in the persian gulf an oil tanker goes down as the rig workers there franticly try to get to safety. video you have to see. that's coming up here as well. >>> but first i
was rescued. the pentagon was involved in some way here, leon panetta okaying the use of special equipment used for monitoring. that would have meant that military personnel were also on site but were not part of the takedown. it shows you that concern for this little boy went almost all the way to the top of this administratio administration. >> i know we don't know exact details of how this went down but authorities said they observed this man holding a gun. do we know how they were able to actually observe him? we've been told all along they've been communicating through this pvc piping. >> right. and apparently they've been doing a lot more than just talking through a pipe. we have been told now that there may have been surveillance of some sort, video surveillance. we have also heard maybe the use of drones would be part of that surveillance. there was a lot of high-tech equipment brought to bear. hundreds maybe at some point all surrounding this area and all in some way taking part in the operatio operation. >> is there any understanding of why dykes took this boy off the bus? >> rep
of the first time was he didn't tell the people where he's trying to take the country so he will use minnesota which you mentioned, it has a record of reducing violent crime particularly gun crime over the last decade. a decade and a half. you saw this last week, the president did it on immigration. he will do it again here with gun control. he will keep doing it and try to mobilize the american people to sort of put pressure on congress. >> chris, you would think the president would get the most support from within his own party. when we talk about harry reid and his affiliation with the nra, we are reminded of his thoughts about the nra this weekend with george stephanopoulos. take a look. >> i have been supported by the nra on occasion. i know wayne lapierre. he has always been extremely pleasant to me. we have a good relationship. so i am not here to demean the organization. >> not there to demean the organization. he has been a benefactor of campaign contributions from them. the nra spending in 2012, just to show everybody, $1 million in direct contributions to elected leaders, $25 millio
of a classic, guys. great to see you. thanks for joining us this morning. and so -- speaking of joe flacco, a rich young man and a ravens mvp quarterback. he'll join us live today a bit later in the program. gnat's now it from here in new orleans. back to you, george. >> thank you, josh. >>> we're going to switch gears now to the shocking killing of legendary s.e.a.l. chris kyle. he was gun down at a shooting range over the weekend. the man arrested was a troubled former marine chris was trying to help. >> reporter: we're told that young suspect idolized the suspect, chris kyle. so many people did. an american hero who survived so much at war only to be gunned down here at home. >> i love the job. you know, the guy, the camaraderie. >> reporter: chris kyle knew the toll combat takes more than anyone. served four tours in iraq. killed more of the enemy than any sniper in u.s. military history. he talked about the transition from war to home just weeks ago. >> you don't have an identity. you have to learn a whole new way to act. >> reporter: he volunteered to help vets suffering from post tr
it was doctored, so how will it play into the red hot gun debate? george stephanopoulos joins us live with more about that. >> some skepticism this morning. >>> and back to football quickly. check this out. this 6-year-old went viral crying because she couldn't propose, propose marriage, that is, to her favorite player j.j. watt. coming up we'll show you his extraordinary response and we're going to speak to him live, as well. as we said that is coming up. >>> but we'll start with the breaking news overnight. an ex-navy s.e.a.l. murdered at a gun range in texas allegedly by a troubled former marine. this comes in the middle of america's debate over gun control and rising concerns about troops returning home with ptsd and reena ninan is on the story in washington this morning. reena, good morning to you. >> reporter: dan, good morning. he was 38 years old, and this morning his colleagues are stunned that the man who is self-labeled as the most lethal sniper in u.s. military history was gunned down in texas. he was the man dubbed as america's deadliest sniper. a member of navy team s.e.a.l. 3 sho
school should not be used as a vehicle as an extension of the juvenile justice system. >> reporter: she says school officials are working with police to come to an agreement on how situations like this will be handled in the future. meantime with the cell phones and abundance of technology available to kids these days she says parents are key to preventing them from making the wrong choices. >> with the social media, facebook, twitter, the time kids are out of your home be aware. be aware of what's going on. put some boundaries and maybe make some unpopular choices and let your children know they can't go someplace or be someplace or stay someplace, you know, x period of time. >> reporter: school officials won't say if the three students were expelled or suspended because the school system does not comment on disciplinary measures. we reached out to the boys' lawyers and made contact with one who had no comment. >>> police in frederick, maryland, working with investigators in arlington, virginia, to see whether it's the same group of jewel thieves that targeted stores in boat communiti
more than 150 people. he was the deadliest sniper in u.s. military history. >> i loved the job. you know, the guys, the camaraderie. it came down to whether i had to choose them or my wife and kids. i couldn't have both anymore. because i'd already messed that up. so i chose the family. >> reporter: on the homefront kyle became a best-selling author. in his autobiography "american sniper" he talks about shooting so many iraqi insurgents they nicknamed him the devil and placed a $20,000 bounty on his head. to survive all of that, only to be killed here at home. that young marine now faces two counts of capital murder -- one for each of the men who was trying to help him heal. ryan owens, abc news, dallas. >>> here in new york today former mayor ed koch will be laid to rest. the unflappable mayor died friday at the age of 88. former president bill clinton will deliver a tribute at his funeral. the service will conclude with the song "new york, new york." and in a special tribute, his favorite subway station will be renamed after koch. >>> the boy scouts could decide as early as this w
, the sports anchor in philadelphia. yes indeed. well, better luck next season. and that of course brings us to our facebook question of the day. >> what was your most memorable moment of the super bowl, and why? log on to our fan page, wnnfans.com, and let us know. >> overall to a very good night. new orleans was the big star of the night. the city -- besides the outage did a great job. >> party central. >> i know they're on the street out in new orleans. enjoy the night in the morning, my friends. and our super bowl coverage does not end here. we'll have highlights of the halftime show where beyonce rocked it. and the best ads from the commercial breaks later this half hour. so keep it right here on abc news. >>> and before the game, president obama shared his thoughts about the risk of injuries for younger players. mr. obama tells cbs news that if he had a son interested in football he would think before letting him play, given what's known about head injuries. but the president told cbs that's for nfl players and it's a different matter for them, he said. >> these are grown men. they're
:00 a.m. on the west. thanks so much for starting your morning with us. we are following breaking news this morning on the shooting death of a former navy s.e.a.l. known as the deadliest sniper in u.s. history. 38-year-old chris kyle was killed yesterday along with a second man at a gun range near ft. worth, texas. these are pictures of kyle taken from the security company he founded after leaving the navy. the gunman accused of killing kyle has been identified as eddie ray routh. he is in custody facing two counts of capital murder. earlier i spoke with one of kyle's friends, jason kos, about the man he called a war hero. >> he and a friend took a marine that was suffering from ptsd to a gun range to shoot and as a way that he always did giving back and, you know, it was certainly him taking his time to help, again, help war heroes. >> he had quite a reputation in the field as one of the most lethal snipers out there. how did he handle that? >> you know, he viewed, chris viewed it as his job and he was protecting his brothers, frankly. he as a man was quite contrary to that because he
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